I received my Global #16 Memebox and this review will be going over what I received and my thoughts. Global boxes are a great way for someone new to Korean beauty products to purchase or just want a monthly box, not themes or superboxes. They are usually very well curated and may contain makeup, hair, skin, and body products. The last Global box was a major miss for me as it contained products that I could not use, for the most part.
What is Memebox?
“Memebox curates only the most trusted, best-loved Korean beauty products at everyday prices. An extremely competitive industry, Korean cosmetics are renowned for their unprecedented quality developed through cutting-edge technology. At the forefront of the industry, Memebox is determined to deliver the enchantment of discovery through effortless experiences, at prices you’ll never say no to. ….Order from Memebox only when you want to, as often as you want to. In addition to our box series, Memeshop carries full-sized products featured in previous Memeboxes, offering easy access to Korean cosmetic trends.” from us.memebox.com
Always anticipated, and always bringing excitement, Memebox Global is back for the 16th time! Packed with all your beauty essentials, this box is packed with goodies that will keep you waiting on your toes! This edition is worth over $100 in retail value, but it can be yours for only $23! Packed with only the most high-quality beauty products, Memebox Global Edition #16 will be the best box you’ve seen yet!
Informational Card which should explain what I got and its value.
As these products are unknown to me and perhaps even to my readers, I am posting a description of the product under my thoughts for every product. Normally, I just do a snippet or if it is a product that doesn’t really need a description, I won’t post it. But for the purposes of my Memeboxes, I will make sure I find the appropriate description, usage and ingredient list if I can find it. The descriptions will be from the webpage that is linked to the product name. Not all of these products are sold in the Memebox Shop, so I had to look for them on various sites. I really had a hard time finding these products, by the way, so don’t be thrown off by the Korean websites that are linked here!
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Shrink Lifting R- pro I am excited to try this out ~ I walk a lot and one of my complaints is that my legs and feet always feel so achy and fatigued. This product sounds like it is a great energizing cream to help relieve the tired feeling in my legs. It has peppermint, sage, wintergreen, mandarin extracts which are good for keeping my legs smooth and imparting a cooling feeling to them. Full Size 120 mL Value $28.00
Product Description: Elizavecca milky piggy shrink 8′ Lifting R pro contains menthol, mate extract, coffee extract, mandarin extract and these ingredients are great for closing pores, increasing skin flexibility and keeps skin smooth. It also, contains peppermint, wintergreen, sage essential oil ingredient of the cream help to give skin cool feeling and keep healthy skin
How To Apply
Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream I received this product before in a Beauteque Beauty Bag and I did trade it away, as I wasn’t sure how to incorporate it into my skin care regime. However, since then, a wonderful K-Beauty blogger, Veritazy at Pulchritudinous , wrote a great article on how she uses it and I am excited to try out her suggestion ~ she mixes this with her foundation/BB cream. This is a clear gel that is lightweight, doesn’t have a noticeable scent and absorbs quickly into my skin. I am pleased to see that, as that means it will mix with my Jouer Matte Tint quite well. Amazon.com sells this for under $8.00, whereas I’ve seen it as high as $20.00 elsewhere. Full Size 45 mL Value $24.00
Product Description: Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream is a hard-to-find cult favorite from Korea. The multi-tasking, lightweight moisturizer is formulated with 74% snail extract, the cruelty free, all-natural way to get soft, rejuvenated skin. Fast-absorbing gel moisturizer sinks in quickly for hydrated, clear skin with improved vitality. Non-greasy, alcohol-free formula. Perfect for taking with you in your bag for whenever you need it! Paraben free. No artificial color or scent
Ingredients: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether, Dimethylsilane, Polysorbate2-, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydolsyate, Triethanolamine, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylyl Glyocol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Camellias Sinensis Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Betula Platylphylla Japonica Juice, Tropolone, Copper Tripeptide-1, Allantoin, Panthenol, Olea Europaea (olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA
Key Ingredients: snail extract 74%, adenosine, peptide, hyaluronic acid, birch extract, olive oil, sunflower seed oil, vitamin 5, allantoin, centalla, machihyun, green tea, water lily
VELVET NUTRI INJECTION Phyto Protein Bond Ampoules This is a hair product ~ once again, designed for dry and damaged hair, which I do not have those issues. It is a good thing it is a small product and the only hair product in this box for me. I wish Memebox would put in some hair products designed for oily, limp, fine hair! This contains wheat protein, castor oil and algae extract. Full Size (one use) 12 mL Value $5.00
Product Description: Rich in Silk Proteins, Phytocyane improves thickness of the hair and restores shine Each ampoule of Phyto Protein Bond strengthens hair and stimulates healthy new growth while providing immediate beautifying benefits. A synergy of sulphured Amino Acids, Ginkgo Biloba and Viburnum extracts boosts intercellular exchanges and encourages Keratin production. Grapeseed Procyanidins protect the hair bulb against free radicals to extend each hair`s life cycle. Rich in B Vitamins and Silk Proteins, Phyto Protein improves thickness of the hair and restores shine, without weighing it down. Also provides anti-aging benefits as Tyrosine derivative slows down the appearance of gray hair. From the very first application, fullness, body and strength are restored. Improve your hair elasticity, nutrition and moisture.
Memebox sells these together and they do work together. I do like getting these types of products every now and then. I don’t have blackheads, but I do have oily skin, so these products work well to clean my skin without stripping it dry. The cleanser is made from “black food”, which includes black wide rice, black beans and black sesame seed extracts. “Black Foods” contain protein and iron, which help firm up skin and anthocyannin, which helps remove dirt and oil. You just press the side button a few times and the cleanser will pump up to the brush. This is a very cool product. I wish we could keep the brush to reuse and fill up the bottle with other cleansers once it is empty. The serum is designed to be used after you cleanse your face and as part of your night time skin care regime, as it works overnight. For me, it isn’t about blackheads, but controlling the oil, so I will use this product. Full Size (40 mL & 20 mL) Value $18.00
Black Head Brush Cleanser Full Size 40 mL
Product Description: This Black Head Brush Cleanser is a pore vacuum cleaner because it helps to loosen blackheads by absorbing dirt and excess oil. The complexion is left smooth, clear, and refined. Oxidation reversal complex within the formula targets sebum oxidation, a leading cause of blackheads and the trigger for the build-up of cellular debris for clean and clear pores.
How To Use: Slightly squeeze out 2 to 3 ml of formula from the container onto the pink jelly spike applicator. Massage the jelly spike applicator around nose, cheeks and forehead for approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Cleanse face with cleanser or water to rinse.
Skinny Black Head Closing Serum Full Size 20 mL Value
Product Description: This pore tightening serum leaves skin feeling silky smooth skin and shrinks enlarged pores. It also works to lift and firm and improve the skin’s elasticity. This product helps to create a smoother, younger look. Pores are XXS sized, as if they had ‘snapped back’ into shape, so that skin is tighter, smoother and younger.
How To Use: After using the Black Head Brush Cleanser to extract impurities from pores, rinse and pat dry. Apply serum all over face morning and night to shrink pores.
DELSKIN Centella 90 Power Ampoule Oh, this ampoule sounds very interesting!! This is made with centella asiatica (gotu kola) :
“Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) is a well known herb traditionally used in the treatment of skin damage as well as for circulatory enhancement. This is a specialized extraction employed for the concentration of the active constituents for enhanced therapeutic benefits to the skin. Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) has been shown to have many healing attributes acting as a general tonic for overall skin and circulatory health. When applied topically it’s been shown to speed the healing of damaged tissues and to minimize scarring. Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) is rich in saponins which are well known for their beneficial connective tissue impact where they stimulate skin repair and strengthen hair and nails. This activity is dramatic enough to improve the look of cellulite and other skin imperfections. ” from http://www.ingredientstodiefor.com/item/Centella_Asiatica_Gotu_Kola_/1374/
This ampoule is designed to slow down the process of aging skin by stimulating collagen synthesis, and will also help with diminishing scars and stretch marks, and reduce/heal red spots and blemishes. For those who have Rosacea, this is supposed to be ideal for that skin type. I haven’t opened this up, as I have other ampoules to use first, but in the bottle, this looks like a very thick serum. I cannot wait to try this out! Full Size 30 mL Value $14.00
Unnie’s Recipe Vitamin Recharger Mist I cannot find a store front for this, but I was able to find their Facebook page. This is common with new companies, which this one is ~ Unnie means “sister”, so it is actually Sister’s Recipe. They did have a press release on their company from cosinkorea website
…..vitamin skin filled with mist upstage her sister’s sister essence, the common vitamins (B5, C, E, F, H, B3) and hyaluronic acid in the skin become dry, tired, etc. neat gotta containing helps deliver a refreshing and rich subungam. In particular, functional whitening ingredients of vitamin B3 (niacinamide) and whitening cosmetic composition patent that could enhance the effect (gilgyeong extract, district chair extract) and helped with brighten dull skin tone and helps to improve. Another six kinds of harmful ingredients in skin (paraben, benzophenone, denatured alcohol, mineral oil, triethanolamine, tar dye) is safe even for sensitive skin with a hypoallergenic products without additives available……
Based on the description, this is a mist rich in vitamins and also contains whitening ingredients to help brighten the skin tone. They also make a serum and I wonder if that will show up in the Citrus Care box? I do love a facial mist and this will be used. I love the sturdy brown plastic bottle and the mist has a slight scent of oranges, but nothing overpowering. Just a pleasant scent. Full Size 130mL Value $15.00
image from https://www.facebook.com/sisterrecipe
According to the description, this is supposed to be the best box I’ve seen yet ~ well….no, not quite. But I do find this box to be full of products I will use and are very interesting to me, so I really do like this box a lot! At first, I wasn’t sure of the Elizavecca Shrink Lifting R Pro product, but when I read up on it, I think this is perfect for people who suffer from tired legs. The RiRe items will be put to good use and I am excited to try out Veritazy’s idea with mixing the Mizon with my foundation. I am also very excited to try out the Centella Ampoule and start using the Recharger Mist. The only dud for me is the hair product (again) but it is to be expected that there will be items in a Memebox that are not suitable for everyone.
I paid $23.00 + $6.99 in shipping, for a total of $29.99 ~ I am sure I had Memepoints and this box was much less ~ and received a MemeValue ** of $104.00 ** What is MemeValue? It is my term to describe the value that Memebox puts on the products, which can be very over inflated. You can usually find these products at a lesser cost, so I do suggest researching first if you wish to purchase them.
Did you get the Memebox Global #16? What did you think of it and what is your favorite product? Please comment below and let me know!
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